Inspired by his mother's love of knitting and traditional beadwork, Laduma Ngxokolo has built a
design brand that has become a favourite of local and international fashionistas - and won him
the Design Indaba Most Beautiful Object in South Africa award.
In nod to the level of excellence of South Africa's advertising agencies, a South African has been selected for the radio and audio jury at the London International Awards. Working for Ogilvy & Mather, Mariana O'Kelly has over 18 years' experience in the industry.
World Book and Copyright Day is observed on 23 April to acknowledge books and writers, and to
encourage everyone to discover the pleasure of reading. Local novelist Cynthia Jele used the
opportunity to speak about her experiences as a writer.
The city of Joburg honoured two of its greatest residents, giving them the Freedom of the City. George Bizos and Andrew Mlangeni received the honour for their role in contributing to South Africa's freedom – "one a defender and the other a member of the defending legal team".
The Power Struggle is a new conceptual theatre project featuring comedian Nik Rabinowitz and actor Sne Dladla. The production uses music and comedy to tell the history of how the world uses power and energy, while educating audiences about the importance of renewable energy.
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